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Old 12-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #7006
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #7007
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New grips , wired up heated grips , new pegs , and installed parts of my high fender conversion.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #7008
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Replaced the stock water pump shaft & seal with CJ's hardened kit.

Question: Does this look like this bike has been cared for? (sorry, can't re-size this in Photobucket)

Bearings were rusty and loose in the races - the impeller moved side to side approx 45 thousandths!
The seal face was melted into the back of the impeller

I hate to think how long this was ridden with a 50/50 oil/water mix
Any idea how many oil changes it's going to take to get all the goo out of the engine?

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #7009
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I'd say that is above normal wear, however, if it was not leaking into the engine excessively... then ? The seal wearing into the back of the impeller is a usual thing, the bearings tend to run sloppy, so if they had ~20k miles on them, then I'd say wear/slop is normal

I'd run Shell Rotella T 15/40 with a fresh main filter for about 500-600 miles, change it the oil, run another 500-600, drop the oil/filters then go back to your choice of oil/change intervals
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #7010
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I'd say that is above normal wear, however, if it was not leaking into the engine excessively... then ? The seal wearing into the back of the impeller is a usual thing, the bearings tend to run sloppy, so if they had ~20k miles on them, then I'd say wear/slop is normal

I'd run Shell Rotella T 15/40 with a fresh main filter for about 500-600 miles, change it the oil, run another 500-600, drop the oil/filters then go back to your choice of oil/change intervals

Thank you. It was leaking quite a bit: more water poured out of the drain & screen access than oil. I'll see if I can get the Rotella locally here and get a few paper filters. Seriously looking at the Scotts filter.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #7011
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Walmart usually has it in stock

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #7012
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If you did not replace the bearings, i suggest that you do so... assuming you did considering slop factors/wear/rust

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #7013
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I'd run Shell Rotella T 15/40 with a fresh main filter for about 500-600 miles, change it the oil, run another 500-600, drop the oil/filters then go back to your choice of oil/change intervals
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This is exactly what I am doing with mine at the moment! Rotella is a high detergent oil, works wonders on internals!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #7014
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Thank you. It was leaking quite a bit: more water poured out of the drain & screen access than oil. I'll see if I can get the Rotella locally here and get a few paper filters. Seriously looking at the Scotts filter.
I got the Scott's stainless filter, like it, no problems, but I'd stick to the paper filters till you get the water worked out.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #7015
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I did replace the bearings - they were included in the CJD kit. I won't buy anything from Walmart as a matter of principal, but O'Reilly's Auto Parts carries it.

Thanks again.

Oh, Sorry for the thread jack

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #7016
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the paper filter is an early indicator of a leaking seal. Unless you have the CJ Clear cover I would stick with it. It also filters finer particulates than the stainless screen
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:16 AM   #7017
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #7018
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After six months and 14,7XXX miles, my bike started bogging at WOT above 5k rpm's on lowish fuel levels. Interesting to note is that the bike only saw dodgy fuel a few times in it's short lifespan, and has never been run (always more than .5 gallon left on fill-up) empty.

Ordered up replacement fuel filters and o-rings, and will be replacing those as soon as they arrive. Time to do some research on alternate fuel pumps/filters. I can't see replacing these every few months.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #7019
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Finally, finally got around to finishing installing my new/rebuilt 990 engine this weekend, servicing all the things a bike at 40K miles that has had a fairly hard life needs (Blackrock desert dust storms for weeks, Bonneville Salt flats for days, Nevada sand and silt roads, lots of mud, endless rainstorms and road grime). Chaffed wires, seals changed and bearings to grease and/or replace, etc. Basically serviced the entire bike while I had it torn completely apart. Almost a new bike except for chipped paint in places.

Gave it a new set of Samco silicone hoses while I was at it.




Took for it's first ride in 3 months! Runs strong.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #7020
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